31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #31 ~ Witches: I and Witches: II ~ Review and Giveaway

Posted: October 31, 2017 in giveaways, horror, Paranormal or fantasy, reviews
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Welcome to My 31 Days Of Thrills And Chills!

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I’ll be sharing all kinds of books, movies, and other spooky stuff for every day in October. Gots to

get those scares on for the 31st!

It’s Day 31 and I have a couple of witchy good ones to share with ya’ll!

I always love welcoming Kathryn back to my blog. She writes the most amazing stories and I’ve read a bunch of them. Today I’m sharing about her newest release. Witches II: Apocalypse and her bonus set offering both books in the series. Check out my reviews. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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 Witches plus bonus Witches II: Apocalypse

By Kathryn Meyer Griffith

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Blurb of double book:

Two Witch books in one:

Witches:

There are witches in the world…some are good and some of them are downright evil.

Amanda Givens is careful how she uses her benevolent powers. She doesn’t want the people of Canaan, Connecticut to know they have a witch among them…even a good white witch. For years, she’s lived quietly in a remote cabin with Amadeus, her quirky feline familiar. At first with her husband, Jake, the love of her life, until a car accident; but now alone after his death. But when she’s wrongly blamed for a rash of ritualistic murders committed by a satanic cult, she knows she can no longer hide. She’s the one the cult is after and she is the only one who can stop them and prove her innocence. Yet as punishment for fighting and destroying the cult, she’s drawn back in time by the ghost of the dark witch, Rachel Coxe, who was drowned for practicing black magic in the 17th century. Now, as Amanda tries to rehabilitate Rachel’s reputation in an effort to save lives, as well as her own, and falls in love all over again with Joshua, her reincarnated dead husband from the future, she has to rely on a sister’s love and magical knowledge, and a powerful sect of witches named the Guardians, to help her get home safely. ***

Witches II: Apocalypse:

The long-awaited sequel to my 1993 best-selling paperback novel Witches is finally HERE! Yes, witches exist…the good and the bad ones…and one day the two ancient adversaries of good and evil will join the fight for control of the world. Amanda has been told her ten year old witch-child, Lizzy, is fated to someday become one of the planet’s most powerful witches. If she lives. If the world survives. Because the world is being threatened by an anti-Christ called Reuben who is prophesied to bring the end of the world by destroying everyone and everything good–including the white witches and warlocks of the world–unless he can be stopped. The Guardians, a secret society of those white wiccans who protect others of their kind and the world from great evil, along with the powerful good witch, Amanda Givens, and her gifted daughter, Lizzy, must battle Reuben and his demonic followers. They must somehow change the outcome of the prophesied end times, aid a possible child of God, help the earth’s people to resist the black witches, demons and the soulless, which the times have brought forth and who are trying to bring hell to earth. Good and evil will be brought together for the final battles. Will Amanda, Lizzy, and the Guardians defeat evil or will it defeat them as they fight with all their strength and powers to save the people, the lives and the world they love. Who will win?***

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Witches

Genre: Horror / Paranormal / Fantasy

My Review

Nothing like some witches to keep me reading into the wee hours. I should add that I’ve read many of Kathryn’s books and that always happens.

The age old battle of good vs. evil is portrayed by white magic and black magic.

Some things never change. Even for witches in present times. Amanda is still grieving over the loss of her beloved and just wants to get through each day. Living in a small town, her unusual ways raise suspicion and she’s the likely culprit for the town folks when the murders begin.

It’s Salem all over again as the town turns on Amanda, calling her a witch, shunning her, and casting the first stone.

As Amanda begins her own investigation, she stumbles into a dark and deadly plot involving dark magic and demons. Now, she’s desperate to reveal the truth before she’s outed by a posse and hung until dead.

A fun thing was the talking familiars. They came in all shapes and sizes and had very vocal opinions. It was also fun to see witches trying to hide what they were from the modern world. They all had different levels of power and couldn’t just twitch their noses and appear somewhere. Even witches had to use cell phones and airplanes.

I thought it worked really well for the story when the author took her story back in time to the witch trials. The contrasts and similarities of life as a witch was intriguing and kept the story moving quickly.

I thought I knew how this would end and worried that it wouldn’t work. That it would be awkward and rushed. Not so. I give kudos to Kathryn for surprising me and pulling it off.

  5  Stars

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Witches II

My Review

Sometimes an author does everything right and gives you a sequel that’s every bit as good as the first book. Kathryn does this often. I’ve read several different series’ and always come away thinking how wonderful that next book was, and the next…

In the world of witches you ever know what to expect. Things are going swimmingly, and then they aren’t. It’s going to take all of the white witches and the Guardians to stop the evil that’s coming to destroy life as they know it. Amanda is especially worried as her young daughter, Lizzie, is foretold to become the most powerful white witch in the world. Something evil wants to destroy her before she comes into her power.

The battle is coming, and no one is safe. Just a warning. Kathryn doesn’t shy away from killing her character;s so be ready for the suspense.

Witches II is packed with action, adventure, nail biting suspense and bit of horror. You’ll laugh with and fear for the characters you care about. And you’ll loathe those that mean them harm.

Another slam dunk from Kathryn. I hope she continues with this series as I can’t see it ever getting old for me.

And a heads up. You can read this without having read the first book. But I recommend you read Witches first. You won’t want to miss out on the fun.

5 Stars

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ABOUT KATHRYN MEYER GRIFFITH

100_8628Since childhood I’ve been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. But I’d already begun writing novels at 21, over forty-five years ago now, and have had twenty-six (six romantic horror, four thrillers, three horror novels, two romantic SF horror, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel, one historical romance and eight murder mysteries) previous novels, two novellas and twelve short stories published from many traditional publishers since 1984. But since 2012 I’ve gone into self-publishing in a big way; and upon getting some of my older books’ full rights back for the first time in 33 years, have self-published all of them along with my newer novels. My four Dinosaur Lake novels and four Spookie Town Mysteries (Scraps of Paper, All Things Slip Away, Ghosts Beneath Us and Witches Among Us) are my best-sellers.

I’ve been married to Russell for thirty-nine years; have a son and two grandchildren and I live in a small quaint town in Illinois. We have a quirky cat, Sasha, and the three of us live happily in an old house in the heart of town. Though I’ve been an artist, and a folk/classic rock singer in my youth with my brother Jim, writing has always been my greatest passion, my butterfly stage, and I’ll probably write stories until the day I die…or until my memory goes.

2012 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS *Finalist* for her horror novel The Last Vampire ~ 2014 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS * Finalist * for her thriller novel Dinosaur Lake.

*All Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s books can now also be found in paperbacks and audio books.

Novels and short stories from Kathryn Meyer Griffith:

Evil Stalks the Night, The Heart of the Rose, Blood Forged, Vampire Blood, The Last Vampire (2012 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS*Finalist* in their Horror category), Witches, The Nameless One erotic horror short story, The Calling, Scraps of Paper (The First Spookie Town Murder Mystery), All Things Slip Away (The Second Spookie Town Murder Mystery), Ghosts Beneath Us (The Third Spookie Town Murder Mystery), Witches Among Us (The Fourth Spookie Town Murder Mystery),Egyptian Heart, Winter’s Journey, The Ice Bridge, Don’t Look Back, Agnes, A Time of Demons and Angels, The Woman in Crimson, Human No Longer, Four Spooky Short Stories Collection, Forever and Always Romantic Novella, Night Carnival Short Story, Dinosaur Lake (2014 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS*Finalist* in their Thriller/Adventure category), Dinosaur Lake II: Dinosaurs Arising and Dinosaur Lake III: Infestation, Dinosaur Lake IV: Dinosaur Wars, Memories of My Childhood (short story collection) and Christmas Magic 1959 short story.

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Kathryn Meyer Griffith has an awesome giveaway for you. Three winners will receive the Witches’ double eBooks in any format of their choice, ePub,mobi or pdf. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment answering Kathryn’s  question:

Do you believe in ghosts….and have you ever ever seen one?

Giveaway ends November 6th.

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Comments
  1. Gotta love a good witch book … or two. :)

  2. I’ve loved the two books I’ve read by her and really need to pick up this new Witches one. Witches are some of my favorite subjects!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It doesn’t matter what she writes about, her books are always amazing! I’m curious:) Were the books you read her Dinosaur Lake ones?

  3. Wattle says:

    I just love that cover! I haven’t heard of these novels before, but I think I will definitely have to check them out :)

  4. Laura….thank you so much for the lovely reviews! (Even if you did call me Katherine a few times in your second review.) You are too kind. Now I get to blast these great reviews everywhere today ~ ? Happy Halloween!
    You know about that ghost question? I saw a real ghost myself once. I was 16 and my ancient Great Aunt Mary had just passed away. It was the night before her funeral and I got up in the middle of the night to use the restroom and there SHE was…standing at the end of the hall in an eerie halo of light. She was speaking German and I didn’t speak it, but I could understand she was repeating my grandmother’s name, with whom she’d lived many years until her death, over and over. Mary, Mary, Mary. (They had the same first name.) I ran back to bed and hid under the covers. To this day I often doubt what I saw, but….I KNOW I saw Great Aunt Mary that night and she’d been dead two days. Scary, huh? Maybe that’s why I ended up writing horror…. Kathryn Meyer Griffith rdgriff@htc.net

    • ? Oh, I almost forgot….the first WITCH book (which has the old cover not one of the above) by itself is ONLY on SALE THROUGH TODAY for $2.99 (half-price) everywhere. Just saying. Grin.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Oh no! I’m so sorry, Kathryn. Corrected and please forgive my huge blunder! Thanks for sharing about you Great Aunt Mary. I’d run and hide too. Even though the ghost might be someone we know, it still would be terrifying. Whatever the reason, you write wicked horror!

  5. I LOVED these books. Kathryn sure can write!
    sherry @ fundinmental

  6. Diana Thomas says:

    Sounds like a great book. I do believe in ghosts and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a couple. My cousin’s house has two little girls in it that supposedly died in a yellow fever epidemic. My husband and I have been woken up a few times by what feels like a kid hitting the bed trying to get your attention.

  7. Diana
    A believer. And that’s an interesting ghost story. Hmmm…I might use it one day. Grin.

  8. Yvonne says:

    Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I love when an author is able to deliver on the ending. The investigative aspect appeals to me

  10. anxious58 says:

    Yes i do and no I never seen one but I did feel a presence of some.

  11. Christal says:

    I do believe in ghosts, and even though I haven’t actually seen her, I believe that I have a ghost attached to me that kind of looks out for me. During high stress times, I will find things out of place or missing, to return in obvious place at a later time. I think she does this to let me know she is there.

  12. i know the cover is cheap made but I actually like the way colour is used on it with the cat face. Yes I believe in ghosts and I have seen something creepy. It was at school when I was about 8…there was meant to be a haunted garage outside the fence. We went to see it and we all saw a shadow climb up out of the corner and rush across the roof towards us. Freaked us all out!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I like the cover too. How it pops out at you. When we’re young we do some crazy things. I too went into a house that was supposed to be haunted. It was a long time ago and I don’t think I really saw anything. I sure did scare myself though.

  13. Meredith Miller says:

    I’m not sure whether to believe or not. I’ve never seen a ghost.

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